WATSONVILLE — As the Santa Cruz County fair ramps up, an army of volunteers and organizers are preparing dozens of exhibits that have become well-loved fixtures at the 127-year-old event.
But two new exhibits by the Agricultural History Project will also be draws for history buffs and railroad aficionados.
Detailing the history of one of Pajaro Valley’s first crops is “Hop History in the Pajaro Valley,” and a restored 1970 Illinois Central Caboose will be ready for tours.
The exhibits will be highlighted today in a reception at the AHP from 3 to 5 p.m. At 5:30 p.m., the new Heritage Hall Bar will also be opened for a fundraiser.
The hop crop once encompassed 700 acres in South County and was sold to the 25 breweries in Santa Cruz and three in the Pajaro Valley, including Palmtag Brewery, located at Main and First Streets. It was the largest and longest lasting in Watsonville.
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